Franklinton police reports – June 5th, 2014

Arrests •Timothy Person, aka Tiny Tim, 53, anywhere Franklinton, was arrested in the parking lot of Food Lion in Franklinton and charged with trespassing. May 26, 7:43 p.m. •Benjamin William Ivey, 30, 75 Applegate Drive, was arrested at home and charged with trespassing and drug...

Wake Forest police reports – June 5th, 2014

Arrests •Alex Michael Morris, 22, 3132 Gross Ave., was arrested at 214 Hinton Oakes Blvd., Knightdale and charged with failure to appear. He was taken to the Wake County jail and held on $2,000 bond. June 1, 10:49 p.m. •Pretina Ann Jackson, 44, 223 N. Allen Road, No. 175, was...

Wake crime – June 5th, 2014

Reported May 24-30. All arrests made by law enforcement personnel in Wake County. Falls •Michael Anthony Tetreault, 51, 2209 Karns Place, Raleigh, in Falls, was arrested by Raleigh Police Officer S.J. Hellman at his residence and charged with assault on a female. May 28, 4 a....

Charity golf scramble tees off June 14

LOUISBURG — Cypress Creek Civitan Club hosts its annual Golf Scramble June 14 at the River Golf Course in Louisburg to benefit Special Olympics, Miracle League and other community projects. Four-person teams have until June 9 to register, with an entry fee of $65 per person or...

Juneteenth document touring state

RALEIGH — A handful of documents changed the character of the United States. The 13th Amendment, formally ending legal slavery in this country, is one of them. As part of the approaching observance of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, there will be a tour of Nor...

Franklin County sheriff’s reports – June 5th, 2014

Arrests •Terry Durand Tharrington, 52, 178 Alert Road, Louisburg, was arrested at 96 Crowder Road, Castalia, and charged with resisting a public officer, pursuant to a breaking and entering in progress call. June 2, 7:22 p.m. •Cephus Edward Dunston Jr., 66, 74 Happy Valley Trails...

Visit Bentonville battlefield June 14

FOUR OAKS — Discover camp life and the role of the Civil War enlisted man in battle at Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site in Four Oaks, Saturday, June 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Historians in period dress demonstrate how Union and Confederate soldiers made meals,...

Raise it up and sing

RALEIGH — Celebrate Flag Day and the 200th anniversary of Francis Scott Key’s penning of the Star Spangled Banner, Saturday, June 14, at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh, as Americans across the country “Raise It Up!” Led by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American...

Help pets at fundraiser Saturday

YOUNGSVILLE — The Franklin County Humane Society’s fundraising event takes place Saturday starting at 8 a.m. at Tractor Supply, 55 Gatekeeper Road in Youngsville. The day’s festivities include a yard sale, antiques and art, food vendors and more. Farm animals will be on display,...

Mitchell Mill Road hearing postponed

RALEIGH — A public hearing scheduled July 1 on the planned widening of Mitchell Mill Road has been postponed. At the request of city staff, the city council voted 6-0 Tuesday to reschedule the public hearing to a later date. A new date for the public hearing will be announced...

Pick a number between 41 and 43

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre will host First Friday Flix tomorrow at 7 p.m. and it’s sure to be a hit with baseball fans. Due to the terms and conditions outlined in its agreement with the Motion Picture Licensing Corporation, the Renaissance Centre is not...

Crawfish Day Saturday

RALEIGH — Fresh North Carolina crawfish are on the menu Saturday at the State Farmers Market. Crawfish will be sold live for $6 per pound (5-pound minimum), or cooked with Cajun seasoning for $7 per pound (1-pound minimum). The limit per person is 25 pounds, and no pre-orders...

Franklin Arts Council plans busy summer

•FCAC Photo Guild meets Sunday, June 1st at 5 p.m. at the FCAC office/gallery, 22 Main St. Franklinton, NC. The FCAC Photography Guild is a group of area photographers, both hobbyist and professional, that enjoy meeting once a month to exchange ideas, knowledge, and inspiration...

Take farm field trip

RALEIGH — The Cooperative Extension Program at North Carolina A&T State University is hosting its annual Small Farms Field Day at the University Farm June 19, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. An extensive array of research in progress will be open to the public. This year’s...

Franklin Co. recognizes Veterans

Franklin County was recognized as a N.C. Purple Heart County Monday night at the Franklin County board of commissioners meeting. More than 80 North Carolina counties have been identified as such, and the overall goal is to have all 100 counties recognized before July 4th....

Youngsville police reports – June 5th, 2014

Arrests •Tyler Shelton, 21, 1770 Cedar Creek Road, was arrested on Holden Road and charged with driving while impaired, May 30, 3:45 a.m. Shelton reported to officers that he had been traveling home on Holden Road when his right side tires went off the road and he overcorrected,...

You decide: Can gray become green in rural areas?

By John Walden Retired people are on the move, going to resorts, towns and cities where their children and grandchildren live. Or simply to locations with a lower cost of living. And they’re staying. This relocation is in sharp contrast to generations ago, when it was common to...

Hit the trails Saturday

WAKE FOREST — The town is inviting residents and nature lovers to celebrate National Trails Day Saturday at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road. At 9 a.m. Wake Forest will recognize nearly 200 Adopt-a-Trail and Adopt-a-Stream volunteers in the Joyner Park Performance Garden....

Don’t fall for phony credit card calls

WAKE FOREST — Consumers in North Carolina are receiving automated telephone calls saying that their credit or debit card has been canceled or deactivated. The message offers recipients a way to get their card back into service. The calls are coming from a variety of numbers....

Wining for a good cause

WAKE FOREST — Sipping a glass of wine is even more enjoyable when it’s for a worthwhile cause. Such is the case with this weekend’s Wine to Water tasting and raffle fundraiser at the Wake Forest and Raleigh locations of Wine 101 held by the North Wake Chapter of the American Wine...

Don’t fall for summer scams

WAKE FOREST — Each year as temperatures start to rise so too do the number of reported scams in our area. The Wake Forest Police Department reminds residents to be aware of door-to-door scams and suspicious persons in their neighborhoods. Town ordinance requires door-to-door...

Horseshoe Farm contract awarded

RALEIGH — The Fred Smith Company was awarded a $1,859,081 contract by the Raleigh City Council for phase one of construction of the Horseshoe Farm Nature Preserve, located near the intersection of Ligon Mill and Louisburg roads. Phase one development includes widening and paving...

Veteran tip hotline launched

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs (NCVA) launched a Vet Tip Hotline Monday to help veterans and improve services at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (USVA) medical facilities located in the state. The hotline will provide a resource for veterans and...

Pattern change on Wakefield Pines Drive to improve traffic

WAKE FOREST — The Raleigh City Council Tuesday approved a change in the traffic pattern at both approaches of Wakefield Pines Drive to Falls of Neuse Road. The right-hand traffic lane in both approaches will be converted from a combination straight ahead and right-turn lane to a...